Béla Fleck To Debut New Trio At Dave & Tim Mexico Event

first_imgThe second annual Dave & Tim event is just a few weeks away! Set for January 12-14, 2018, the all-inclusive concert vacation features three nights of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds performing on the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico, just steps away from the ocean. Additional artists include critically acclaimed hit-maker Brandi Carlile, 2016 Best Folk Album GRAMMY-winning banjo extraordinaire Béla Fleck, and sister trio Joseph, each set to open one night each of the 3 the nightly concerts. Additional unique performances including daytime poolside sets will be announced in the coming weeks.Béla Fleck was originally scheduled to perform with his wife Abigail Washburn, but she is unfortunately unable to make the event. In place of their duo set, Béla will debut a new trio. As the event notes, “Béla Fleck will be premiering a new trio collaboration with the incredible Antonio Sanchez and Mathew Brewer. Abigail Washburn sends her regrets that she is unable to attend.”Drummer/composer Antonio Sánchez (Bad Hombre) is known for his Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated score for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Academy Award-winning film, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), as well as soundtracks composed for director Fernando León de Aranoa’s Política, Manual de Instrucciones, and EPIX network’s Get Shorty. His fervent solo drumming improvisations, infused with surreal electronic textures, create potent and volcanic modes of self-expression unique to him.World-renowned bassist Matt Brewer is known for his work with artists such as Greg Osby, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Lee Konitz, David Sanchez, Terence Blanchard, Aaron Parks, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and many others. He is featured on dozens of recordings, including two on the Blue Note record label, “Channel Three” by Greg Osby, and “Avatar” by Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Matt has also led bands in New York, performing at venues such as the Jazz Gallery, Fat Cat, and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. His band was also featured at the New Mexico International Jazz Festival. He is an adjunct faculty member at The New School, has been a guest artist/teacher at the Banff Center, and has taught lessons and masterclasses across the globe.We can’t wait to hear what this trio is made of, and are counting down the days until Dave & Tim takeover Riviera Maya!This serene Caribbean getaway, designed in partnership with CID Presents, will offer guests a fully curated experience: exclusive access to three nights of beachside performances, all-inclusive food and drink, premium hotel accommodations, shuttle service to and from Cancun International Airport and 24-hour concierge service. Guests can choose from a limited amount of remaining packages at five tropical resorts including the concert’s host resort, The Barcelo Maya.There will also be a variety of daily on-site activities, including daily sunrise and morning yoga sessions, paddleboard / kayak rentals, surfing contests and many more. Off-site adventures will include catamaran tours, zip-line & ATV tours, day trips to the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza, journeys to Rio Secreto (an underground all water cave) and much more.For more information or to purchase ticket/accommodation packages for Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds’ Riviera Maya destination weekend, head to the event website.last_img read more

Gereau, Thies take first Raceway Park wins of season

first_imgHis Sunday night IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers were the first at Raceway Park this season for Todd Gereau. (Photo by Tim Smith)By Bob ConeyJEFFERSON, S.D. (June 25) – Two drivers broke into victory lane for the first time this season Sunday at Raceway Park.In the Casey’s General Stores IMCA Stock Car feature, Todd Gereau took control at the front of the field after a mid-race pileup in the first turn involving six cars shook up the field. In the final laps, Gereau came under heavy pressure from multi-time champion track Jason Ward but kept control of the inside line to take the win.The Total Motors IMCA Modified feature saw Jim Thies take his first win of the year in a near flag-to-flag performance.The Golden Auto Sales IMCA Hobby Stocks had another big field of cars, with action coming right down to the checkered flag.Aaron Shearn, David Miller and Andy Hoffman had battled for the top spot over much of the feature with Miller making one last attempt to get under Shearn on the final turn, only to spin and drop outside the top 10 as Shearn raced under the checkered flag.The KCAU9 IMCA Northern SportMod feature was all Todd Boulware, who took an unchallenged win.last_img read more

Video disruptor WSC Sports secures $23m funding round

first_img GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Optimove expands real-time dynamics to help betting meet new marketing demands August 27, 2019 Daniel Shichman – WSC SportsIsrael based WSC Sports an enterprise seeking to dominate sports video content and distribution through the development of its AI-powered platform, has announced that it has secured $23 million (€20 million) in Series C funding.The WSC Sports platform is able to analyse live match broadcasts, identifying event highlights that can be quickly customized into short-form video-clips enabling the fastest distribution by partners and publishers.The Video platform’s benefits include significantly reducing video production times for marketing teams, in addition to improving all-around distribution networks.The ‘sports-tech‘ start-up is founded by the enterprise team of Daniel Shichman (CEO), Aviv Arnon (VP Business Development), Shmulik Yoffe (CTO) and Hy Gal (COO).“I am thrilled that such strategic investors have joined WSC Sports and am incredibly appreciative that our existing investors believe in the company and continue to support us. I am proud of what we have built so far with our amazing team and unique culture, and confident this new round of funding will help us to continue to grow and impact the way sports media rights owners provide the best experience to their fans” said Daniel Shichman, CEO and Co-Founder, WSC Sports.The Series C funding round was led by Israeli financier and shipping magnate Eyal Ofer’s OG Tech Partners fund which services a client portfolio which includes the Bundesliga, NBA, PGA Tour and Cricket Australia.Eyal Ofer – Ofer GlobalAs part of the of the investment, OG Tech’s managing director, Roy Oron, will join the company’s board of directors.Backing WSC Sports, Eyal Ofer, Chairman of Ofer Global, said: “We are proud to be a part of WSC Sports’ journey as it leads the way in revolutionizing the way in which people consume sports around the world. O.G. Tech’s lead role is consistent with our strategic ambition of focusing on unique growth opportunities led by exceptional founders. We are delighted that this funding will help the company with its global expansion across new sports, products and countries.” Israel Tax Authority and Aspire Global reach €13.7m settlement January 3, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more

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